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“Jewgreek is Greekjew”: Messianicity—Khōra—Democracy

Michael Naas

in Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter returns much more closely to “Faith and Knowledge” in order to explain two “‘historical’ names”—messianicity and khōra—for the opening or the promise that is one of the two sources of ... More


Secrecy of the Gift and the Gift of Secrecy

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the nexus of secrecy, the gift, and the apophatic in the thought of Derrida. Many scholars have weighed in on these themes, but I will reexamine them from the particular ... More


The Reject and The “Postsecular,” or Who’s Afraid of Religion

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves forward in time to the contemporary “postsecular” condition, which has witnessed the militant rise of local religions in a world that has supposedly become-reason. It brings to ... More


The Call to Utopia

George Pattison

in Eternal God / Saving Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724162
eISBN:
9780191791970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724162.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

The idea of utopian time beyond the present is explored through the Marxist philosopher Bloch. But although Bloch’s principle of hope leads to the edge of hope for life beyond death, it remains ... More


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